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Heart to Heart Spring 2020

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This issue of Samaritan Health Services’ Heart to Heart magazine focuses on various aspects of wellness with tips on sleeping better, reducing stress, managing finances and maintaining your health through well-visits to your doctor no matter your age. You’ll read about developments in radiation therapy, specialty pharmacy services, two new hospitals on the coast and the recipients of Samaritan’s Social Accountability grants.

We feature two amazing patients. After appendicitis surgery, Suzy Conway wrote the touching tribute, “Celestial Troops,” in honor of the attentive team who guided her recovery. Randall Milstein, a man of many talents and interests, provides inspiration in his approach to life and determination to recover from open heart surgery.

With the coronavirus top of mind for many, you’ll find reminders for prevention and a huge thank you to our community who contributed so much to gather personal protective equipment (PPE) early in the crisis.

You can also get tips on skin care, boosting your Vitamin D and when to reach out to a behavioral health consultant to help you achieve your health goals. Samaritan launched a new mental health program where patients get intensive care during the day and then go home each night. This comprehensive program helps patients stabilize so they can maintain their independence.

Finally, savory lentil street taco and guacamole recipes await you.

Heart to Heart is your local guide to good health from Samaritan Health Services. Read inspiring stories and get ideas on how you can be part of building healthier communities together.